Animal control continues behaving badly
News and headlines for October 28 - November 3, 2023
These are some of the stories making headlines in animal protection:
As previously reported, in a lawsuit by rescuers against the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that California shelters cannot kill dogs rescue groups are willing to save “based upon its determination that the animal has a behavioral problem or is not adoptable or treatable.”
But now, Los Angeles County has petitioned the California Supreme Court for review. It is asking the state’s highest court to overturn that ruling by fear-mongering that unless it does so, dangerous dogs will “threaten [the] life, health, and safety of humans and fellow animals.”
It is a lie, as dangerous dogs are already exempt from rescue. If the Court grants the Petition, more dogs like Bowie will die.
Mid America Pet Food recalled several lots of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Select Beef Meal, and Brown Rice Formula.
Darwin’s recalled several of its Natural Selections brand of chicken recipes for dogs and cats.
TFP Nutrition recalled Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food.
Blue Ridge Beef recalled Breeders Choice 2-pound raw dog food.
The FDA warned those who have been exposed to salmonella to monitor themselves for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Like humans, animals can develop a salmonella infection. The FDA said symptoms in pets infected with salmonella include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting.